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Youth Canadian Association for International Development

Ariana Fernandez

Ariana is a PhD student in political science (with two fields of study: comparative politics and development). She is also a student in DLSPH’s doctoral collaborative program in Global health.

Her research will analyze and explain, within a developing country, the impact of labour extensive plantations on the health outcomes of adolescent girls. I will compare health outcomes of girls living in a community with multinational agro-industrial corporations with those living in smaller agricultural estates. She is also looking at adolescent pregnancy: what makes certain communities more prone to adolescent pregnancy – with all its long term socio-economic consequences?  My research also aims to inform policy building, advocacy and monitoring.

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